Apr 8, 2021

LOORIt's April and just around the corner - beginning on Friday June 4th actually - is the 2021 Susan Hood Trophy Race (SHTR). Fondly referred to as the 'Coolest Race on the Lake', the Susan Hood is a 75 nautical mile overnight race that kicks off the racing season. The event is open to fully crewed, short-handed and solo sailors and is followed on Sunday, June 6th with the Lake Ontario Short Handed Racing Series (LOSHRS) Race #1 – a 16 nautical mile Course Race.

Registration for all Lake Ontario Offshore Racing events is open. The Early Bird Deadline for the SHTR and LOSHRS Race #1 is Sunday, April 25th.

Use the links on the LOOR website to sign yourself up for one or ALL the races. And please remember, if you are new to offshore racing and have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or contact your club LOOR Ambassador . We'll help get you to the start line.

Please note that although the LOOR committee is planning for a full racing season, we cannot predict what restrictions will be in place. We have been planning for all scenarios and have several alternate plans in place. Please watch your inbox and LOOR social media. We will ensure that we communicate any modifications as soon as they are finalised.

We’re hoping to make the 2021 LOOR racing season memorable for all.

Take care of yourself, and if you can, take care of someone else. 

Monica Doedens

Chair, Lake Ontario Offshore Racing
Sailing Sunset

2021 Racing Schedule

Susan Hood Trophy Race (SHTR)        Friday, June 04, 2021 (75 NM)

LO300 – Lake Ontario 300                             Saturday, July 10, 2021 (300 NM)

LO600 – Lake Ontario 600                             Saturday, July 10, 2021 (600 NM)

Lake Ontario Short-Handed Racing Series (LOSHRS)

●       Race #1 – Course Race                          Sunday, June 06, 2021 (16 NM)

●       Race #2 – Coastal Race                        Saturday, June 19, 2021 (Max 28 NM)

●       Race #3 – Coastal Race                        Sunday, June 20, 2021 (Max 28 NM)

●       Race #4 – Long Distance (100 miler)      Saturday, August 14, 2021 (81 NM)

●       Race #5 – PCYC to DYC                         Saturday, September 18, 2021 (25 NM)

●       Race #6 – DYC to PCYC                         Sunday, September 19, 2021 (25 NM)


Silver medal for Andre Deseau of West Van YC

Close to 40 young Canadian sailors were in action last weekend for the Midwinters West competitions held in California.

At the ILCA-NA Midwinters West held at Marina del Rey, Andre Deseau was the top Canadian with a second-place finish in the ILCA 4 class. The athlete from West Vancouver Yacht Club had a strong last day with a 4th, 1st and 3rd position, allowing him to climb from third to second spot.